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(52:26, Transubstans Records)
The Swedish band THREE SEASONS was formed in 2010 and has released a single and two full length albums since then. "Understand the World" is their most recent CD, and was released by Transubstans Records in the fall of 2012. As is often the case with artists signed to Transubstans, we're taken on a journey back to the good, old 1970's on this occasion. Guitars and organs dominate the proceedings, with forceful vocals on top and a steady and at times fairly intricate rhythm tapestry of bass and drums beneath. Distinctly Anglo-American in sound, with nods to the likes of Deep Purple and Uriah Heep on one hand and to Steepenwolf and the Allman Brothers Band on the other. Occasionally with organ arrangements of a more grandiose nature that reminds me of early Eloy. I wasn't as convinced by this production as I was with their debut album, but it is still a well made and well performed item of retro-oriented hard rock. If you like your hard rock with psych-dripping guitar in tandem with a 70's organ then this is an album for you. Especially if you enjoy a light flavoring of southern rock and music that always makes sure that you can hear that the origins are found in the blues.
Olav M Bjornsen: September 20, 2013
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